Path of Exile set a new record for concurrent players during the launch of the latest expansion, Delirium, last Friday. The increase in players can, of course, have a bit to do with the outbreak of Covid-19.
Over 230,000 players played the game in just the first hour after the release of Delirium.
We anticipated a large launch, and ordered considerably more servers than we usually do, but it looks like it’s not enough, especially when coupled with an ongoing DDOS attack that has knocked some of these machines off the internet. More servers will be added to restore capacity, as soon as they are available to us. We have instituted a login queue so that the game experience of people who are logged in is less affected.